If you love to play video games at your desk for hours on end, then you need a good chair with lots of support. Since Nissan knows a thing or two about engineering seats for long road trips behind the wheel, they decided to give it a shot, and came up with three awesome concept designs, each inspired by one of their vehicles.
Innovation and CES used to go hand in hand, but in recent years, most of the tech on display is evolutionary, rather than revolutionary. Kudos to Hyundai and its CRADLE division for showing up at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show with a truly innovative and unusual concept that’s well outside of the boundaries of conventional thinking.
Everyone makes headphones that look almost exactly like everyone else’s. You’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all. Why doesn’t anyone think outside of the box? Well, as it turns out someone actually does. Eric Guack’s Lenovo SoundCube concept headphones come with a cool hexagonal design.
Even the cups are hexagons.
To be honest, I’m a bit of a cynic when it comes to Elon Musk’s “big ideas.” Sure it’s cool that he’s made some insanely fast electric cars at Tesla, but the cars have suffered from lots of reliability and build quality issues.
NASA has shown off a concept for a slick, futuristic Mars Rover. It has a shiny black body and huge wheels. In fact, it looks a lot like the Batmobile. Also like a toy truck that you might have seen in the 1980s.
Forget microwave dinners. The future is all about cooking a nice dinner while you wash your clothes. For a project at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Tel Aviv, student designer Iftach Gazit invented a food bag that can cook food in a washing machine.
It is called the Sous La Vie, because the bag uses the sous-vide method of cooking, meaning that the vacuum-sealed ingredients are steamed over a long period of time.
It was rumored to be happening for quite a while now, and Amazon just officially announced its first ever brick and mortar grocery store. The big new idea is that there’s no checkout. All you have to do is just tap your phone on a detector when you walk in and then walk out with your food.
BMW recently showed off a bunch of concept vehicles to for its 100th birthday, but this one is the coolest. The Motorrad Vision Next 100 concept motorcycle is so smart you wouldn’t need a helmet, or even a padded suit.
This winter get yourself a real snowmobile. Something with real power and style. Something like this Lamborghini Huracán snowmobile designed by Rain Prisk Designs.
You’ll wish you had snow year round if you owned a snowmobile like this one.
If this security camera looks familiar to you, that’s because it’s designed to look like a Minion version of the Sith Lord. It was designed by Hyeonseok Kim, a Korean design student, and it looks pretty cool.
It’s only a concept design, but apparently you’re supposed to be able link several of these together and place them throughout your home, but you just know that isn’t going to end well.
Geeky product designer Dave Delisle came up with a really cool idea for Trekkies’ away missions here on Earth. He thought of a tent that would be shaped like a Federation shuttlecraft.
As Dave points out, the tent also doubles as a reference to Star Trek V, which opened with Kirk, Spock and McCoy camping at Yosemite park.
In 2013, MIT’s Tangible Media Group unveiled inFORM, a form of interaction that uses a series of actuated pins to change the shape of its surface. The group’s researchers are building on inFORM with what they’re calling Materiable, which can not only change its shape but also simulate varying degrees of flexibility, elasticity and viscosity.
Like inFORM, Materiable’s pins can be assigned with different properties at the same time.
The highly coveted LEGO 10123 Star Wars: Cloud City set depicts the areas of the city where The Empire Strikes Back‘s climactic scenes took place, including the spot of Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker’s dramatic battle.